Abigail Gilman

2021-2022 Rising Voices Fellow Abigail Gilman

Abigail Gilman is a senior at Steubenville High School in Steubenville, Ohio. She is the founder and president of her school's High School Democrats of America chapter, and participates in mock trial and the tennis team. She is also involved in the arts at her school, including drama club (for which she is vice president), choir, and orchestra. ​Outside of school, she serves on the Ohio Attorney General's Teen Ambassador Board and has interned with several advocacy organizations that match her passion for progressive, forward-thinking policies, including IGNITE National and Women's Campaign Fund. In her free time, Abigail likes hiking, reading, and writing music.

Blog Posts

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"Remember That We Suffered": Grappling with Privilege and Intergenerational Trauma as a Jew

Abigail Gilman

We can acknowledge the horrors that our ancestors endured without letting that knowledge stop us from living fully and compassionately in the present.

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Activism Through Art: Molly Picon's Legacy

Abigail Gilman

I think about Molly Picon, and how she utilized her love of storytelling to bring laughter to those who needed it, to foster pride and compassion in the Jewish community, and to fight to keep Yiddish theater alive.

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"Jewish Enough": Hanukkah for a Small Town Interfaith Teen

Abigail Gilman

For most of my life, I’ve felt like I’m not Jewish enough.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Abigail Gilman." (Viewed on February 7, 2023) <https://jwa.org/blog/author/gilman-abigail>.